The Prefecture of Reunion has issued a level 1 alert, signaling a “probable or imminent” eruption of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the southeast of the island, approximately 20 miles from Saint Pierre where I’m living.  Rather than being concerned, this extra vigilance has the Reunionese EXTREMELY EXCITED.  Eruptions here happen almost once a year and pose little threat to the safety of the island, or that’s what they say at least.  We will see!  I have two weeks of vacation starting today, so I have nothing to do but look east towards the volcano (I can’t actually see it from here though).  Stay tuned for the latest developments.




Filed under Volcanic Eruption

3 responses to “VOLCANO WARNING

  1. Dad

    So how cool is that? An imminent volcanic erruption just 20 miles away. The most feared geologic issue most of us face are potholes in the winter. Yours is much more interesting. Go check it out!

  2. André

    Mec! Ça va? J’aime bien que tu écrive de ton séjour sur l’île du paradis.

    En fait, fait gaffe avec la lave! Mais quand même, je voudrais bien en voir des photos…

  3. Catherine

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous.

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